1994’s live-action version of The Flintstones launched an all-out promotional assault that helped it become a massive worldwide hit and one part of that was The B-52s performing a new version of the iconic TV theme, “(Meet) the Flintstones”, for the movie’s soundtrack.
The second single released from The Simpsons Sing the Blues album, “Deep, Deep Trouble” was co-written by Matt Groening and DJ Jazzy Jeff and features Nancy Cartwright rapping as Bart about a series of events that landed him the title predicament.
The lead single off their debut album, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince funkify the “I Dream of Jeannie” theme for a sample and Will raps about a bunch of recent disastrous romantic incidents for “Girls Aint Nothing But Trouble”
Wanting some pop songs to make Psycho III more hip for the MTV generation, Universal tasked composer Carter Burwell with making some but after a few rejected attempts, Burwell put a spin on his score for the electro-pop song “Scream of Love”.
Directed by the late Tobe Hooper, the music video for Billy Idol’s first big US hit, “Dancing With Myself”, finds Billy in some sort of apocalyptic wasteland with zombies swarming an apartment building that has equally horrific things happening within.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe get excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2, the stupid mutant power of “probability manipulation”, Shin Godzilla, the original The Fly, Assassin’s Creed, Toxic Avenger and much more.
Some exciting updates to two 80’s slasher movie inspired games, the first big casting news for Shane Black’s Predator movie, the Justice League is meeting the Power Rangers in comic form next year, Supergirl’s James Olsen becoming a DC superhero and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.